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The hands-on laboratory experiments are frequently what spark students’ interest in science. Students who are blind or have low vision (BLV) typically do not get the same experience while participating in hands-on experiences due to accessibility. Over the course of approximately 9 months, common chemistry laboratory experiments were adapted and field tested for use in a residential school for the blind. These adaptations most commonly used a SciVoice Talking LabQuest and associated sensors, as well as other tactile methods.
Kroes, KC; Lefler, Daniel; Schmitt, Aaron; and Supalo, Cary A.
"Development of Accessible Laboratory Experiments for Students with Visual Impairments,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 19
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jsesd/vol19/iss1/6